Canada depends heavily on exports and free trade. Last year its economy grew three percent, outpacing most industrialized nations. Washington's decision to impose punitive tariffs on metals is a setback for Ottawa.
Debt accumulated by US students has never been higher than in 2018, estimates show. Student loans account for the second-biggest pile of debt in the US, only trailing mortgages. Sophie Schimansky reports from New York.
The world's largest free trade agreement — one between the EU and Japan — is expected to go into force in February. Nearly all duties will be removed.
The EU and Japan will soon become the world's biggest free trade area. But this record might be short-lived with Brussels chasing a deal with South America's Mercosur, EU's Cecilia Malmström has said.
Robert Lloyd Schellenberg was set to begin a 15-year jail sentence for smuggling drugs. But the Canadian could now face the death penalty after a Chinese court ordered a retrial.
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